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Successful Cycle Counting While Items Are on Open Whse Picks

  • 1.  Successful Cycle Counting While Items Are on Open Whse Picks

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 6 days ago
    Hello,

    I wanted to find out how anyone may be handling cycle counting when items being counted may be on an open pick that was physically picked but not yet registered.  We have some time gaps between the time a picker picks an item and the time that the pick gets registered.  We're currently implementing warehouse scanning, so we believe that we will shorten that time gap, but still are interested to hear how others handle this situation other than maybe looking at bin contents or creating an items on open picks report.




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    Lewis Rosenberg
    IT Manager
    Mars Fishcare
    Chalfont PA
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  • 2.  RE: Successful Cycle Counting While Items Are on Open Whse Picks

    Posted 6 days ago
    Lewis

    I don't like the fact that I can't "lock" a bin location during a physical inventory, that being said, the only work around I found was using human intervention and telling the pickers that a certain range of bins are off limits and cannot be picked. Granted, reports are run in advance to make sure there aren't any picks are yet to be registered. We do use RF handheld devices specifically for physical inventories. We use tethered readers for shipping. Hopefully another member has a different approach.

    Good Luck!

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    Alfredo Zelaya
    Sr. Systems Analyst
    Megadyne Americas LLC
    Fairfield NJ
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  • 3.  RE: Successful Cycle Counting While Items Are on Open Whse Picks

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 6 days ago
    Lewis,

    Generally , accounting controls during cycle counting or any real stock inventory taking , requires that you process all open transactions on an item, area, plant or whatever the relevant cycle counting selection is before physically counting it and freezing actual transactions until the cycle count is recorded.

    That's my old school philosophy anyway.

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    Michael Carr
    VP , Finance
    Philadelphia Scientific LLC
    Montgomeryville PA
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  • 4.  RE: Successful Cycle Counting While Items Are on Open Whse Picks

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 6 days ago
    The problem is that things are moving too quickly.  If we "freeze" anything we'll either back order someone or we'll be late on a shipment.

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    Lewis Rosenberg
    IT Manager
    Mars Fishcare
    Chalfont PA
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    GET50 - All About NAV/BC Security
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  • 5.  RE: Successful Cycle Counting While Items Are on Open Whse Picks

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 5 days ago
    Lewis, even if you chose and cycle items thst have no open orders for today , this hour or you segregate any that are shipping today and move to another location?

    What's your turnaround time , in days , hours , minutes?

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    Michael Carr
    VP , Finance
    Philadelphia Scientific LLC
    Montgomeryville PA
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  • 6.  RE: Successful Cycle Counting While Items Are on Open Whse Picks

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 5 days ago
    We had the same problem.  Our solution was to do our cycle counts first thing in the morning before we start processing picks and moving inventory.  We have a small team and not too many bins to count, so it works out well enough.  If you can't make a time window, maybe specific bin selection instead of random can help.  Choosing bins w/o picks should get most bins over time except for the A item bins where you will need to do the bin contents reconciliation math.

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    Eric Moe
    Global Supply Chain Manager
    Industrial Revolution
    Tukwila WA
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